Nursing Home Neglect Attorney - Boca Raton, Florida
A nursing home should afford the comfort and care an elderly parent or grandparent seeks in his or her twilight years. Sadly, nursing home neglect and abuse happens more often than one could imagine. There are many cases of nursing homes guilty of neglect due to overcrowding, understaffing, and the hiring of untrained caregivers. Nursing home neglect takes many forms and can lead to injury and illness in elderly patients whose care is trusted to these long-term healthcare facilities.
Examples of nursing home neglect or abuse include the failure to provide proper medical treatment to residents; poor nutrition and poor dietary care; sexual and psychological abuse against residents by staff members; unneeded restraints; improper medication or unnecessary medication; unnecessary confinement; physical abuse; and applying hurtful pressure to bodily sores.
Nursing homes have a duty and obligation to their patients to provide full-time care and medical treatment to those who cannot take care of themselves. When they fail to do this, elder neglect and elder abuse occur. A personal injury lawyer in Boca Raton can fight for the rights of the elderly in the care of these facilities and help get compensation for the injuries and pain suffered.